Realising your dreams

Good2Great was founded by Gary Halpin and Johnny Themans, since then Good2Great has expanded to include the current team.


Gary Halpin
Co-Founder, Director
Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: 31 Years in Business

Specialism: Building on 25 years of senior level experience in the food industry working with entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs to start or develop their business and realise their dreams.
Johnny Themans
Co-Founder, Director
Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: 26 Years in Business

Specialism: Starting, building and developing owner managed businesses. Focussing on the owner, the product / service, marketing and sales, administration and developing teams - all in a cohesive plan that ensures each area contributes effectively towards the achievement of the overall business plan.
Ruth Goss
Office Manager
Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Ruth has a level 3 NVQ in Business Administration and a Level 3 AAT diploma in Accounting.

Specialism: 
Gem Bridges
Events Coordinator

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire


Experience: Gem has completed a BA Hons in Events Management and a PGCE in Further Education and Adult Learning specialising in Business Studies.


Specialism: Gem has specific responsibilities in events,marketing and internal projects including CSR. Gem specialises in further education and adult learning.

Gail Mckillop
Building Business Confidence Programme Director

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire


Experience: Gail has just under twenty years experience working in Financial Services at management level and more recently has successfully run two small businesses.

Gail is qualified in Financial Planning.


Specialism: Individual Performance Management/Personal Development.

Sally Themans
Communications & Marketing / Advisor
Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Blue chip retail experience in purchasing and operations. Started and successfully run a business since 2005 which provides jobs for eight people. Also published writer in local business publications and spearheaded Bridgnorth’s successful Great British High Street entry. 20 years as JP in Telford.

Specialism: Experience in working with virtual teams for project delivery, coaching and training people for high performance and start-ups. High Street champion and social media trainer.
Marcus Themans
Advisor

Location: Much Wenlock, Shropshire


Experience: Marcus developed a successful food business (now sold) which continues to thrive. Experienced trainer and business coach helping businesses to get started and to grow. Also consulted to central government over Health & Safety policy.


Specialism: With experience in farming and food Marcus is well placed to help any small business starting out or looking to grow - particularly those in rural areas or working in the food sector.

Tim Luft
Advisor

Location: Telford


Experience: Tim is a Digital Media Entrepreneur based in the West Midlands (Shropshire), Tim’s focus surrounds the roll out of virtual reality building on the expertise of the UK Video game industry. Tim has run University Institutes which have researched the use of 3D environment for teaching and learning, more recently Tim established his own Virtual Reality development studio in the West Midlands, and operates a technology showcase and conference venue which provides companies with hands on access to the latest advances in 3D simulation and virtual reality. Tim sits on the Telford Business Board, he is a mentor for the UKTI Global Entrepreneurs and a panel member on the Wolverhampton University Green Shoots initiative.

Eddie Allan
Advisor

Location: Stourbridge, Worcestershire


Experience: Eddie spent 12 years running a business delivering training and workplace qualifications and ten years public services including six years in a policy division in Whitehall. He has also spent six years in retail management.


Specialism: Eddie has delivered training and workshops to start up businesses and entrepreneurial graduates, and is well placed to deliver sustainable business skills including financial metrics.

Christina Morgan
Advisor

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire


Experience: Christina is an experienced business owner, currently she successfully operates her own Healthcare business, which she established after time spent within the construction industry as a Managing Director, this was for her family owned company.


Specialisim: Christina’s background includes 20 years in Healthcare, working at varying levels such as Practice Management along with specialist Maxillo Facial Nursing in head and neck trauma and cancer.

Christina has launched a thriving business networking group, bringing a wide range of business owners together regularly.

Jonathan Andrew
Advisor

Location: Stafford


Experience: An accomplished consultant, trainer and interim manager with extensive public and private sector procurement and bid management / development experience. Further experience spans the engagement, participation and charitable sectors.


Specialism: With private sector clients, Jonathan has worked across numerous business categories, including financial services, manufacturing, scientific support, construction, health and wellbeing, ICT and consultancy to develop winning bids.

Katie Nutt
Advisor / Digital Marketing

Location: Telford, Shropshire


Experience: Katie is a successful business owner with both a cleaning business and a social media consultancy.


Specialism: Social media development for small and start up businesses and Brand Awareness.